The top 10 largest catamarans for charter
Both experienced yachting enthusiasts and those new to the world of yacht charters choose to holiday and hold events aboard luxury catamarans for their unique advantages over monohulled vessels, and these 10 largest luxury catamarans available for charter are amongst the best available today. These impeccably maintained catamarans provide greater stability while cruising and at anchor, and the wider beam creates more space on board for hosting dockside events and revelling in the outdoor lifestyle wherever you travel. Of note are the huge cockpits that are weather protected, spacious foredecks with trampolines, and most large catamarans also have a flybridge for sunbathing and alfresco dining.
Catamarans are also generally considered to be faster than monohulls, and can often enter shallower bays to find hidden gems thanks to their low draft. A final catamaran benefit is twin engines to match the twin hulls, increasing safety and manoeuvrability while travelling between isles.
HEMISPHERE - 44.20m (145')
Since her launch in 2011 luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE has remained one of the largest catamarans in the world as well as the largest currently available on the charter market. She won Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts at the Showboats Design Awards 2012 where she was also a finalist in other categories for her exterior design and on board amenities.
There are two dive instructors aboard this PADI Certified Dive Centre and the wide variety of water toys will satisfy adrenaline seekers as well as guests look to unwind in the water or on deck in peace. Earthen tones decorate the interior, where there are numerous seating areas for small groups, and the outdoor deck spaces offer a plethora or sunbathing options in addition to a flybridge Jacuzzi.
DOUCE FRANCE - 42.20m (138' 5")
Built in 1998 by Alumarine and last refitted in 2015, DOUCE FRANCE provides late 20th Century style with classic wooden panelling and understated furnishings that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. On board there is a wine cellar with a 250 bottle capacity and an extensive collection of water toys including sail boats, sea kayaks, wind surfers and Scuba diving equipment, giving guests the opportunity to earn a recognised diving licence during their stay.
S/Y DOUCE FRANCE can sail at a constant 22 knots in 28 knots of breeze using her 528.8m2/5,692ft2 fore and aft sail area, and regularly achieves 15 knots in 20 knots of wind, making good time from island to island in charter grounds such as the Saronic Islands.
THE BEAST - 39.5m/129.7ft
Motor catamaran THE BEAST is unusual on this list not only for her lack of sails but also because she is designed for expeditions. She was built in New Zealand and launched in 2019 by Profab Engineering with naval architecture by LOMOcean and deep, moody interiors by Oceania Interiors. Floor to ceiling windows let an abundance of natural light filter through to highlight the textures, and vibrant accents of colour can be found in the surrounding artwork. The main deck aft is used for storing the large water toys, including a custom-built sports fisher and an amphibious RIB. On the flybridge there is a Teppanyaki bar where guests can watch their dinner and dessert being prepared before them in incredible skill and showmanship.
CHE - 34.72m (113' 11")
Sunreef catamaran CHE from 2010 was the shipyard's second custom-built superyacht. She has a voluminous 12.8m/42ft beam that results in a large interior salon, beautifully decorated in warm wooden panelling contrasted by vibrant furnishings in turquoise. The accommodation sleeps a maximum of eight guests in four en-suite cabins, and those on board have at their disposal a sizable cockpit filled with sofas, sunbeds and alfresco dining options shaded by the hard top. On the flybridge there is a sun-exposed sunbathing space and an alfresco dining area soaked in sunshine
QUARANTA - 34.10m (111' 11")
Motor catamaran QUARANTA from Curvelle - Logos in Turkey was built in 2013 was built in carbon composite and powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acer diesel engines that allow her to achieve an excellent top speed of 25 knots and a fast cruising speed of 23 knots.
Sleeping up to 12 guests across six well-appointed and generously proportioned staterooms, M/Y QUARANTA treats guests to light and airy interiors as well as notable features such as the hydraulic swim platform that lifts to give guests and the tender easy access in and out of the sea. At deck level it adds to the area for lounging and entertaining with the tender docked safely out of sight between the two hulls. It can also be lowered to water level and become the beach club and with a touch of a button have two water cascades with spa bubbles from underneath.
BELLA VITA - 32m/105ft
Guests looking for serenity and comfort will fall in love with luxury catamaran BELLA VITA, who is true to her name by offering calming, well-lit interiors suited to dining and lounging as a group or spending time on personal pursuits. She won Best New Refit at the World Superyacht Awards 2010 and has plenty of outdoor sunbathing areas, and there is a great selection of water toys for all ages and fitness levels to truly interact with your surroundings.
TIP TOP II - 31.7m/104ft
When you want to take a larger group for a cruise, options can seem few and far between - even aboard larger luxury yachts. M/Y TIP TOP II can host up to 16 guests overnight, who have a choice of 10 light and airy en-suite cabins. The large shared areas take advantage of the 12.2m/40ft beam and surround the rooms with windows for naturally lit interiors that are also fully air conditioned. The large salon and formal dining area will be filled with memories before you leave, and you'll never forget resting on the sundeck in the sunshine while enjoying a cocktail.
IPHARRA - 31.09m (102')
Luxury sailing yacht IPHARRA was launched in 2010 and is the first 102ft Sunreef multihull ever produced, in addition to currently holding the title of the world's second biggest sloop-rigged catamaran. She has comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests in five spacious cabins, while the rest of the guest areas take advantage of her 12.8m/42ft beam for an extensive sun-drenched foredeck and sundeck while the shaded main deck aft also provides a generous outdoor living area.
HUTIANE - 31m/101.8ft
Superyacht HUTIANE from Cuneo Marine is highly desirable for her bright modern interiors where 'less is more' certainly means more space for guests within her 12.3m/40.3ft beam. Outside, the flybridge, foredeck and main deck aft create an abundance of space for hosting dockside events, and the latter area has a Jacuzzi along the stern for sweeping views of the scenery while resting. The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests across four en-suite cabins, and there is a wide variety of water toys to suit all ages and interests.
MARTINA - 30.7m/100.9ft
Luxury catamaran MARTINA is an excellent choice when you want to connect with your destination and loved ones: Her timeless cabins are well-proportioned and sleep 12 guests on five en-suite cabins, and make a desirable retreat at the end of an action-packed day exploring on land and in the water.
The sides of the main deck aft can be covered for use in less clement weather, while the sundeck and foredeck are ready to welcome guests for a day in the sunshine.